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Fort Lee Ranks Among New Jersey's Best High Schools

Fort Lee High School was ranked among the best in New Jersey.
Fort Lee High School was ranked among the best in New Jersey. Photo Credit: Facebook

FORT LEE, N.J. -- Fort Lee High School was named the 55th best high school in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of best high schools Tuesday.

U.S. News & World Report enlisted the help of social science research firm RTI International to compile its rankings. They measured schools using four key metrics:

  • Math and reading proficiency for all students
  • Testing proficiency for disadvantaged students
  • Graduation rates
  • College readiness via Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data.

Fort Lee boasts a 15:1 student-to-teacher ratio and has 40 percent of its students participate in AP Exams.

Eleven other Bergen County schools were ranked among the best in the state:

  • Bergen County Technical High School (No. 4)
  • Bergen County Academies (No. 5)
  • Tenafly (No. 13)
  • Glen Rock (No. 14)
  • Ridgewood (No. 25)
  • Cresskill (No. 31)
  • Mahwah (No. 32)
  • Northern Highlands (No. 34)
  • Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest (No. 35)
  • Bergenfield (No. 38)
  • Park Ridge (No. 40)

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